Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Another cold morning today but the sun was bright. It was 31 by our thermometer in Tuscaloosa. We were up at 6:00 so we could pack up the remaining items on the counters. There really wasn’t much to do since we had only been gone 2 days, but there are always some last minute items and the checklist is the same whether out 2 days or 2 months. We just seem to get more stuff out the longer we stay in one place. We were on the road back to Pine Mountain by way of Birmingham at 7:15. We didn’t want to leave any earlier because we wanted to avoid morning traffic in Birmingham. Traffic was very light in Tuscaloosa, I-59 and in Birmingham. One of the easiest Tuscaloosa drives we have had in a long time.
After getting FRED parked, leveled and secure, we had an excellent ham and cheese omelet. We came home early because Max had a doctor appointment this afternoon. We were stopped at a red light en route and looked across the way and saw a large black SUV with a white and red tag on the front reading “COVERT”. We both read the tag, thought for a moment, looked at each other and just started laughing. We didn’t see the side of the car but wondered if there was a sign stating “invisible.” We both agreed that our nephew would have gotten a good chuckle out of that tag.
Before the appointment we went by Aunt Jean’s to inventory her supplies and visit a little. She has a cough again. They are giving her some of her previous cough syrup and hopefully that will help. Jean was low on lots of supplies so we did all the shopping so she would have a good supply before we leave. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any red worms for Newdle. We went to the fourth store before getting the worms. There are now in our refrigerator and we will take them back to Trussville before we leave. Oh well, Newdle is worth it. BTW, we bought two cartons of worms this time. Anyway, no problems for Max at the dentist, we stopped to visit with Max’s Mom and Aunt Helen and then it was home for a very late lunch. Guess it was probably “lupper”. Got a lot done today. Tomorrow we will be working to load out FRED. The current weather predictions look nasty for next Monday, our planned travel day. We have decided we may head a little further south a day or two early. We have no intentions of driving FRED in icy conditions. Still several days for the forecast to change. Guess we will be watching the weather like we did when Max was still working. Hope everyone enjoys this “short” week. Sure did enjoy our family time this year.